Snake Photographs

by Stephanie Suesan Smith, Ph.D. on June 28, 2010

This is a diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox).  Yes, I was too close.  Snake chaps are a wonderful thing.  I do not recommend needing them, however.

Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)

This fellow was sunning on my porch, trying to warm up after the cold winter.  You know you are a photographer when you run for the camera, not the hoe, upon seeing a snake.  He is a Texas Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri), and eats mice and other vermin, so I do not mind him living under the house.

Texas Rat Snake Head ShotA Texas Rat Snake sunning on the porch

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Basam January 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Snakes are the very beautiful creature of the world but very dangerous.

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michal from Web Design Dubai March 31, 2011 at 9:42 pm

“rattlesnake ” is one the poisonous snake. You are too courageous lady that you are allowing it to say there to eat mice .

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